In her quest to beef up the management of the organisation, the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Riah Phiyega, has promoted four of the organisation’s seasoned police managers to the level of Lieutenant General with effect from 1 February, 2015.
These four appointments include three women, boosting the gender balance at top management level. It means women now constitutes 33% of the National Management Forum of the SAPS.
Major General (Dr) Bongiwe Zulu, who has been the Acting Divisional Commissioner of Crime Intelligence since October 2013 and the Component Head for Education, Training and Development Standards since 2011 within the Human Resource Development Division, has been appointed as the Divisional Commissioner: Human Resource Development at the level of Lieutenant General. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Zululand. Dr Zulu still remains the Acting Divisional Commissioner of Crime Intelligence.
Major General Dumisa Magadlela, currently the Eastern Cape’s Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Crime Detection, has been appointed as Provincial Commissioner for Mpumalanga Province.
He is a career policeman and an admitted Aocate of the High Court who started his career with the police in 1981 and rose through the ranks.
He graduated from the University of Transkei with a BA in Police Science, BA Honours in Criminology, LLB from the University of Fort Hare and is currently studying towards a Master’s Degree in Philosophy. Major General Magadlela is a tried and tested policeman, an experienced investigator and an academic.
Major General Adeline Shezi, who has been the Acting Divisional Commissioner for Technology Management Services since May 2014, has been confirmed as the permanent head of the division at a level of Lieutenant General. She has attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology and is nearing completion of a Masters Degree in Business Leadership.
Her other achievements also include qualifications in Information Systems and Computer Literacy. She also brings with her a wealth of experience from senior management level having been responsible for quality management in the Forensic Science Services Division since 2012 until May 2014.
The Inspectorate Division will be headed by Major General Sharon Jephta, who is currently the Western Cape’s Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Operational Services at a level of Lieutenant General. She has extensive experience in all levels of policing and fully understands the functioning of the organisation with 33 years of service in the SAPS.
In the time she has attained experience at station, cluster and provincial levels, and expertise in support, operational environments and in senior management. Major General Jephta obtained her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Business School of the Netherlands and also has a Diploma in Police Administration from Technikon SA.
The upward movement of these four Generals creates growth opportunities for other deserving managers within the SAPS.
Welcoming the new team, General Phiyega said: “We are continuing with our efforts to further stabilizing the leadership of the SAPS. We are now a lot more focused on the massive task before us and I’m confident that the new additions to the leadership will effectively take us forward”.
“I wish all the new appointees everything of the best. Both myself and the leadership team are looking forward to working with them to turn SAPS into a professional policing agency which all South Africans can be proud,” added General Phiyega.
Enquiries: Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale: 082 781 8863
Media Statement from National Media Centre
Source : South African Police Service